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Late hotel pickup by minivan led to not having seats together on the big, main touring bus and a rushed, late departure from Auckland. Despite the rough beginning, this was a delightful tour. The bus driver provided excellent running commentary on the local, beautiful scenery and history of New Zealand as we drove to our first destination. Our tour of Hobbiton was lead by knowledgeable, articulate guide. Despite huge crowds our group was sheparded through the set with sufficient time for viewing and photographing the sights - which were incredibly detailed...and totally fun! A refreshing drink at the Green Dragon, an iconic setting, followed by a tasty buffet lunch ended the tour. A short bus ride away was the natural wonder of the Glowworm caves. Our local Mauri guide had a great sense of humor and enjoyed pointing out all the natural wonders as we walked through the caves. The floors were tiled which made walking easy and there were handrails where necessary. The mini boat ride finale, surrounded by glow worms, was very impressive. This was definitely a day well spent!
This was a great tour, especially if you are a fan of the movies. Our driver Damien, from Great Sights, made the long drives to and from the attractions seem mych shorter. He shared some interesting facts in story form and gave a lot of insight into the background and New Zealand in general.
Although it was a very long day the trip was great. Our driver Damian was a wealth of knowledge and told us things about NZ the entire bus ride to Hobbiton.
I loved to see Hobbiton. It is amazing how detailed everything is. Lunch was good as was the ale.
The cave was interesting, but it made for a long day. If you have the time go to the caves, if not only go to Hobbiton.
The hotel pick up went well. I made the reservation before I knew where we were staying. We were within walking distance of Sky City had we known that we would have slept another 1/2 hour and walked to that pick up point.
Hobbiton is the most charming place on earth! Delicious lunch, too! Really enjoyed the Waitomo Caves part of the tour as well!! The only downer was our grouchy tour guide/driver, Brian. He even made one woman cry!
The trip was awesome, mostly due to the driver! He was so chatty and spoke about interesting things regarding the country, people and politics... We have enjoyed it immensely!! However if you are a big LOTR fan I would advise a separate tour as it was rushed because obviously we were on schedule. But the drivers of Intercity deserve 5 starts!
Fantastic! I absolutely loved Hobbiton Movie set. It was so charming and much more than I expected. Worth every penny.
Great tour! Our bus guide, Damien, was phenomenal and enraptured everyone with his tale-telling and share of culture of New Zealand. The only thing I would change is that the people in our group didn't necessarily keep up or went ahead so we missed some vital information.
Our guide in Hobbitown, Georgia, was great and patient.
In the caves, we could have spent more time, but still a good experience.
Everything about this was terrific. The lunch was awesome and the driver was very informative.
Would highly recommend for anyone, quite a bit of bus travel but the experiences are definitely worth it.
AMAZING tour!!!!! Both the glow worms and Hobbiton were highlights of my New Zealand trip. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone and everyone!
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